Hassan Whiteside Rumors

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Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside
Position: C
Born: 06/13/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $23,775,506
Just one day after Dion Waiters and Erik Spoelstra pointed to the Heat’s screen-setting as an issue, center Hassan Whiteside had another take on the subject. “I mean, it’s just, it’s just, man, the guys aren’t being patient,” Whiteside said when asked about the issue after Tuesday’s practice. “Me and D-Wade showed that all year long. We ain’t had no problems. It’s just being patient, man, just be patient, wait for the screen and let guys set you up and make decisions. There’s so many lobs and those lobs just don’t make themselves. It has to be something.”
Storyline: Miami Heat Turmoil?
Only after the victory over the Suns did coach Erik Spoelstra seemingly offer clarity that there was a punitive element to Hassan Whiteside being pulled for good 73 seconds into Monday’s second half. “It’s a long season and we’re trying to build habits and everybody is held accountable,” Spoelstra said. “We’ve had different guys finish. There’s a certain standard of how we want to play. And different things happen in different games, and you just need to be emotionally stable to learn, to adapt, to be ready for the next game and produce for your teammates. But Hassan was tremendous [Wednesday]. He had a great motor, great disposition. His focus level was extremely high. He knows how important he is for our success. When he’s playing at this kind of level, this ballclub can win a lot of games.”